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Short Tortoise Poems

Short Tortoise Poems. Below are examples of the most popular short poems about Tortoise by PoetrySoup poets. Search short poems about Tortoise by length and keyword.


braking
car horns. . .
I brake
for another tortoise...

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Categories: tortoise, animal, appreciation, car,
Form: Haiku



Which Way Do I Go?
Slow-moving tortoise
Confused by its own shadow
On a rocky beach
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Categories: tortoise, animals, confusion, imagination, life, nature, uplifting, visionary,
Form: Haiku
Tortoise And The Hare
If a turtle could.
He would walk faster- maybe.
Find some dynamite....

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Categories: tortoise, black african american, fun, funny, silly,
Form: Haiku
Home Of The Tortoise (Haiku)

The load is heavy, 
for one who carries his home 
on his back, always...

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Categories: tortoise, animals, nature
Form: Haiku
Onion Syndrome
Tortoise layers grow

Spider sideways and implode

Needling the way home

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Categories: tortoise, confusion
Form: I do not know?



Tortoise
The tired old Tortoise painfully creeps across a desolate desert
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Categories: tortoise, destiny, imagery, loneliness, old, perspective, poetry, sun,
Form: Haiku
The journey (Motto)
Like the tortoise, be gentle, take small steps – go far

Inspired by Brian Strand's  (Motto/Monuku) contest...

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Categories: tortoise, life
Form: Monoku
Attracted
She was attracted
by a humble tortoise
the beautiful designs
made her sleepless
but hidden realities
she did not know
...

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Categories: tortoise, metaphor, wisdom, woman,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Michelle and Morris in a Nutshell
Michelle introduced us to Morris
Most prolific thesaurus tortoise
Her wording profuse
Just like Dr. Seuss
She most certainly didn't bore us...

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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tortoise, fun, humorous, tribute, word play, words,
Form: Limerick
Life
  So confusing and 
complecated
             moving slowly 
          like a little tortoise
           but with patience
      we would walk it 
through...

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Categories: tortoise,
Form: ABC
Tortoise's Song
Tortoise’s Song


A shy Tortoise I remain-
Who from publicity does refrain
On a march so slow
When I see ‘then’ I withdraw!!


JM

02nd February 2014
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Categories: tortoise,
Form: Couplet
Cuisine
For an exotic meal I pursued,
Not expecting one that did include,
Some baked tortoise tails
Amongst a plate of snails...
But I think I’ll just stick to fast food. 
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Categories: tortoise, food, humor,
Form: Limerick
Window Seat
Sitting on my window seat,
A world below, a world complete.

People passing people by,
No time to question who or why.

Man with green bag, going where?
If he's the tortoise, where's the hare?...

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Categories: tortoise, introspection, lifeworld,
Form: I do not know?
Bunny Flop
a limerick by Wayne Wysocki

The tortoise and hare had a race
But the rabbit came in second place
      So the notion that speed
      Makes the win guaranteed
Just isn't always the case....

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Categories: tortoise, humor, humorous, race,
Form: Limerick
Poise

                                                           a turquoise tortoise

                                    and a purposive porpoise

                                                            neither loses poise...

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Categories: tortoise, animals, life, nature,
Form: Senryu
I wish I was a tortoise


A stubborn old Taurus
I wish I was a tortoise

To live life at a reasonable pace

But more on topic
I'm agoraphobic

I could go out never leaving my place





05.05.18

Viv Wigley
I wish I was a - Poetry Contest...

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Categories: tortoise, animal, appreciation, introspection, mental illness,
Form: Rhyme
Race me if you dare
I have a weapon as you can see
Leave me alone and let me be

Going fast is my greatest need
I was designed for high speed 

So far ahead on the final lap 
I can afford to take a nap

So race me if you dare
I'm not a tortoise I'm a hare...

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Categories: tortoise, lossme, me,
Form: Couplet
Escort Us To a Tortoise
Escort Us To a Tortoise

While I was riding around on a tortoise,
Had suffered from case of rigor mortis;
Thought  was best;
Was hard to digest;
We named first child Unum E. Pluribus.

Jim Horn 

PS. 

Dug own grave with hands being shortest....

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tortoise, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Tortoise In Me
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Gifts of a long life,
Graces an abandoned beach,
Emptied shells and vanished droves,

Gifts I made myself,
Faces, an album that stretch,
Empty shelves and vessel dreams.


Date: 08/28/2019

www.howmnaysyllables.com
577, 577.


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Categories: tortoise, birthday, celebration, cheer up, life, meaningful, nature,
Form: Sedoka
Premium Member Terrapin Soup
Boil water nice and hot;
Cut up vegetables in the pot.

Sprinkle herbs and seasoning in
Now toss in the terrapin.

Turtle soup, fresh from the sea;
Sailors’ cuisine for a century.

One more trick to make you well;
Ground up and drink the tortoise shell.
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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tortoise, food
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Duck Pond Disaster
Duck Pond Disaster

He awoke from hibernation
and dreamed that he could swim.
But Trevor was a Tortoise
So, his chances were very slim.
“I will head down to the Duck pond
Bravely venture out alone”.
Trevor thought himself a Turtle
Sadly, he sunk like a stone.
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© Kevin Shaw  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tortoise, dream, nonsense, sad, silly,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member here to your old age
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I am a tortoise an age not shared by many of shells left behind traipsed sand trails vanish a lifeless beach that grows cold my birthday alone no surprise present still the same longevity toast wish they were here Date: 08/28/2019
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Categories: tortoise, 12th grade,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Limerick: Once Lucy met Heidelberg Man
Limerick: Once Lucy met Heidelberg Man

   for Nelson Mandela

Once Lucy met Heidelberg Man
Then Neanderthal and Peking Man
Tortoise said to the Turtle:
“Where’s your doggone girdle!”
“What a disgrace to my race,” said Bushman!

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2013
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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tortoise, race,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The Tortoise
To be a big tortoise, old and wise
His house is his shell and his disguise
Deliberate and quiet, he values no prize
Taking only enough to thrive and survive
War, hate, and color not seen through his eyes
We think we're smart, the old tortoise is wise.

    Feb 19 2017...

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Categories: tortoise, simile,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member twelve hours half a day--CQ
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night surrenders
saffron sky delves
import tortoise
export fledglings

sand crabs popout
penguins waddle
porpoises play
zenith star slips


Date: 08/31/2019     *1st Place*
Charlie-Quadku Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: charles messina
howmanysyllables
4444, 4444.
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Categories: tortoise, 12th grade,
Form: Haiku